JEE Main 2019 New Changes – JEE Main till 2018 has been conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education but from the year 2019 onwards, the governing authority for JEE Main 2019 is National Testing Agency (NTA). There are few changes which have been added and updates in reference to the JEE Main 2019 Examination. NTA has released the Information Brochure for JEE Main 2019 today. Candidates can grasp more information about the JEE Main 2019 from this article.

JEE Main 2019 New Changes

It has been specified that JEE Main 2019 will be conducted twice a year first at the beginning of the month i.e., in January and then in the month of April. NTA has opened the gates for the registrations of JEE Main 2019 January Session from today. Candidates can register themselves and then fill the application form after seeing the eligibility criteria. Candidates can check the additions in JEE Main 2019 (January Session) from the information given on this page.

National Testing Agency

For the year 2019, the conducting body for JEE Main 2019 is National Testing Agency (NTA) which has been established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. It has been decided by Government of India officially that JEE Main will now be conducted as per the norms set by NTA.

Aadhar Number not necessary for Registrations

It is to be noted that the Aadhar Number is not mandatory to get yourself registered. Candidates will just have to fill their academic, personal and contact details required to complete the registration process. However, till this year the Aadhaar number was a mandatory component to do the registrations but for the year 2019, Aadhar Number is not an important thing to be provided to the concerned authorities.

Attempts Limit

Aspirants, who have already appeared for JEE once or twice were especially concerned about the attempts. Such is because earlier a candidates could only appear for JEE Main 3 times and that too consecutively. However, this year, there is no such criteria. As per the recently released information brochure, anybody who has appeared for class 12th boards exam in 2017 or 2018 is eligible for JEE Main 2019. Even candidates who will be appearing for boards exam in 2019 are also among the eligible candidates.

Normalization of Scores

It has been observed that JEE Main 2019 examination will be conducted twice a year in multiple sessions. However, it might be possible that some of the students will opt for difficult questions and some will opt for easy questions. The candidates who will opt for tougher questions will get lower marks as compared to the students who will answer easy questions. So, to avoid any chaos in this situation “Normalization procedure based on Percentile Score” will be used to provide some relief to the students who opted for difficult questions. The normalization process was used this year too, however, the normalization process for the year 2019 is somewhat different.

For more information about JEE Main 2019 Normalization Process of Percentile Score, candidates can click here.

No Age Limit

It has been specified in the information brochure released by NTA today that there is no age limit to appear for JEE Main 2019. The candidates who have passed 12th in the year 2017, 2018 or appearing in 2019 irrespective of their age can appear for the examination to be held in the year 2019. However, candidates are required to check the eligibility of age limit criteria of the institutes in which they have to take admission.

Application Fee

The application fee for JEE Main 2019 has been lowered keeping in mind this year’s application fee. Candidates can check the details about the full details about the JEE Main 2019 Application Form from here.

Candidates can check the table given below to know about the application fee structure:

Applying For UR and OBC PwD, SC, ST, Transgenders and Girls
If Opting for Exam Center in India
JEE Main Paper 1 or Paper 2
  • Rs. 500 (Boys)
  • Rs. 250 (Girls)
Rs. 250 (Girls & Boys)
Both JEE Main Paper 1 and 2
  • Rs. 900(Boys)
  • Rs. 450 (Girls)
Rs. 450 (Girls & Boys)
If Opting for Exam Center Outside India
JEE Main Paper 1 or Paper 2
  • Rs. 2000(Boys)
  • Rs. 1000(Girls)
Rs. 1000 (Girls & Boys)
Both JEE Main Paper 1 and 2
  • Rs. 3000 (Boys)
  • Rs. 1500 (Girls)
Rs. 1500 (Girls & Boys)

Twice a year Examination

It has been certified by NTA that JEE Main 2019 will be conducted twice a year. The NTA will conduct the first JEE Main 2019 examination in January 2019 for the admissions in Undergraduate Programmes in NIITs, IIITs and Centrally Funded Technical Institutions. The examination will take place from January 06 2019 to January 20, 2019. The major benefit students will get after this twice a year examination declaration is that they will get an opportunity to go through the exam once and then start re-appear for the next examination session if they have not cleared the first examination. Also, if someone has missed the examination due to some emergency then they will not have to wait a whole year to appear in the examination.

Test Details for JEE Main 2019 (January Session)

JEE Main 2019 will be comprised of 2 papers. The paper 1 will be a computer-based test and Part 2 be partly online and partly offline. The part 1 and 2 of paper 2 exam will be in online mode and part 3 will be in online mode.

How many times candidates have to appear for JEE Main 2019?

Candidates can give both of the examination i.e., they can appear for both the session, for January as well as for April. However, it totally depends on their choice. They can either choose the January session or April session. Candidates will have to note one thing that they will have to fill the application forms for both the sessions, January and April separately if they want to appear in both the examination. In case, the candidates appear for in both the examinations, the scores obtained higher in either of the two exams will be given consideration.

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For more information, download the Information Brochure.

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  1. On page 7 of the JEE Main 2019 brochure I was surprised to see that question paper will be in English, Hindi and Gujarati. Why only in Gujarati? Are Marathi, Tamil, Bengali etc not Indian languages? Why should students from other language mediums be at less advantage than Gujarati students in clearing JEE exam?

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